Patterson 12U All-Stars

Patterson All-Star Hilary Pillaro hits a pitch during the squad's 6-4 semifinal win against Jeffersontown, Kentucky, at the Babe Ruth Softball 12U World Series in Jensen Beach, Florida. Patterson will play Friday against Jefferson Parish Recreation District East for the World Series crown in a 4 p.m. contest. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

Patterson holds off rally by Jeffersontown, Ky., 6-4, to reach Babe Ruth World Series finals

Patterson didn’t play its best defensive game Thursday, but it made the plays when it needed to hold off Jeffersontown, Kentucky, 6-4, in one semifinal at the Babe Ruth World Series.

The Patterson 12U All-Stars are two wins away from a Babe Ruth World Series title after winning two games in bracket play Wednesday. Patterson defeated Bonkid, China, 16-0, and South Bend, Indiana-based East Side All-Stars, 7-3, to advance to the 12U Semifinals. Patterson faced the J-Town All-Stars at 10 a.m. Thursday. The winner advances to Friday's 4 p.m. final, while the loser will play in Friday's 1 p.m. third-place game. In the top photo, Patterson's Maggie Lemoine hits a pitch against Bonkid, while above, Patterson pitcher Olivia Black goes through her windup during the sixth inning. against East Side. (The Daily Review/Photos by Geoff Stoute)

Patterson wins twice, advances to semifinals

In a day filled will upsets in the 12U bracket, the Patterson All-Stars avoided a letdown with two wins to advance to the one 12U semifinal game Thursday at 10 a.m.

Patterson 12U All-Star Mikah Ortiz fields a ball at second base during the team's contest against the Indiana-based East Side All-Stars Tuesday at the Babe Ruth World Series in Jensen Beach, Florida. Patterson finished pool play undefeated after defeating East Side, 7-3, and Ellensburg, Washington, All-Stars, 10-0, Tuesday. Patterson, which earned the No. 3 seed among 12U teams after pool play, began double-elimination bracket play Wednesday when it faced Bonkid, China, in a 10 a.m. contest. Look for updates on and The Daily Review's Facebook page. Also, The Daily Review Sports Editor Geoff Stoute will be Tweeting during the games. His handle is @MCJournalist. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of Kimberly DeHart)

Patterson wins 2 games Tues.; finishes pool play perfect

The Patterson 12U All-Stars finished pool play undefeated Tuesday and earned the No. 3 seed in the 12U Bracket at the Babe Ruth World Series in Jensen Beach, Florida.

The Patterson 12U All-Stars won the Babe Ruth Southwest Regional in Houma Friday, winning three straight games. Team members include, front row from left, Kamille Lightfoot, Bryleigh DeHart, Maggie Lemoine, Emily Lipari, Mikah Ortiz and Abbi Scully. On the middle row, from left, are assistant coach Ronald Dugar, Hillary Pillaro, Olivia Black, Ana Vaccarella, Hailey Skiles, Amaya Williams, Laila Dugar and assistant coach Patrick Skiles. On the back row are head coach Harris DeHart and assistant coach Jonathan Lightfoot. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

Patterson 12U All-Star Hailey Skiles was named 12U Babe Ruth Southwest Regional MVP at the conclusion of Friday's Tournament. With her is head coach Harris DeHart. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

THE COMEBACK KIDS: Patterson 12U All-Stars win 3 straight to clinch world series berth

With no margin for error and needing three straight wins — including two against a JPRD East team that they had beaten just once in in five previous attempts — to keep their season alive, the



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